My guess is you’ve searched this page out because you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
If I’m right, that also means that today’s grid is asking for players who have played for both the Nashville Predators and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
And, I’m also guessing that you’re a little stuck on this particular square and you’re looking for a little help to keep your grid immaculate. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, I’m here to help.
I’ve already done the research and have put together a list of well-known stars along with some more “under-the-radar” players that could land you a low rarity score.
Calle Jarnkrok is a Swedish-born player currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings as their second-round pick, 51st overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. After a strong second half in the 2009–10 season with Brynas IF, Jarnkrok was traded to the Nashville Predators in 2014.
In his first full NHL season (2014–15), he recorded 7 goals and 11 assists in 74 games. He remained with the Predators until 2021, when he was selected by the Seattle Kraken in the NHL Expansion Draft. Jarnkrok was then traded to the Calgary Flames in 2022 before signing a four-year contract with the Maple Leafs.
Internationally, Jarnkrok has represented Sweden in various competitions. He won a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships in Sweden/Finland and a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships in Minsk. His NHL career totals (to date) include 647 games played, with 126 goals, 154 assists, and 280 points.
Ryan O’Reilly was drafted 33rd overall in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, where he started to build a reputation as a reliable and smart player, quickly becoming a key figure in the team’s lineup.
In 2015, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, where he continued to showcase his skill and hockey IQ. His individual skill was recognized when he was awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct in 2014.
However, it was after his trade to the St. Louis Blues in 2018 that he truly flourished, playing a central role in the team’s historic run to win their first-ever Stanley Cup in 2019. His performance throughout the playoffs was rewarded with the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.
O’Reilly Key Stats
- All-Star (Sabres, Blues)
- Stanley Cup Winner (Blues)
Olli Jokinen began his NHL career when he was selected by the Los Angeles Kings as the 3rd overall pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. However, it was with the Panthers that Jokinen truly came into his own, serving as the team’s captain and becoming their all-time leading scorer during his tenure.
After Florida, Jokinen played for several other NHL teams, including the Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and St. Louis Blues. Throughout his career, he was known for his consistency in scoring, with multiple seasons registering over 50 points.
In addition to his NHL contributions, Jokinen had a distinguished international career representing Finland. He participated in various World Championships, World Cup of Hockey tournaments, and Olympic Games, often playing crucial roles for the Finnish national team.
Jokinen Key Stats
- 50+ Assist Season (Panthers)
Colin Blackwell is an American center currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. He was selected 194th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play for Harvard University in the ECAC. His college career was impacted by a concussion, but he returned to help Harvard win the ECAC Tournament Championship in his senior year.
Blackwell’s professional career started in the 2016-17 season with the San Jose Barracuda in the AHL. He then joined the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, and eventually signed his first NHL contract with the Nashville Predators in 2018. Blackwell made his NHL debut in 2019 with the Predators.
He later signed with the New York Rangers in 2020 and had a breakout season in 2020-21, scoring 12 goals and 22 points in 47 games. In 2021, he was selected by the Seattle Kraken in the NHL Expansion Draft and traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2022. He then signed with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2022.
Luke Schenn, a Canadian defenseman, has had a solid NHL career. He began his journey with the Toronto Maple Leafs, who selected him fifth overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Schenn quickly made an impact, earning a spot on the NHL’s All-Rookie Team following his first season.
His time with the Maple Leafs lasted until 2012, when he was traded to the Flyers, giving him the unique opportunity to play alongside his younger brother, Brayden Schenn. Schenn’s career continued with several team changes including the Kings, Coyotes, Ducks, Canucks and Lightning (where he won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2020 and 2021).
In the 2022-23 season, Schenn became the NHL’s all-time leader in hits by a defenseman. Despite his defensive prowess, he was traded back to the Toronto Maple Leafs before the trade deadline. Following this season, as a free agent, he signed a three-year contract with the Nashville Predators in July 2023, continuing his impactful NHL career.